Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:29
WASHINGTON: Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday counseled US caution in freezing sanctions, warning that her country could slide back after a year of dramatic reforms.
Suu Kyi, who was sworn in May 2 as a member of parliament after spending most of the past two decades under house arrest, spoke at the launch of a new "Freedom Collection" project by former US president George W. Bush.
"I am not against the suspension of sanctions as long as the people of the United States feel that this is the right thing to do at the moment. I do advocate caution, though," Suu Kyi told the Washington event via Skype.
"I sometimes feel that people are too optimistic about the scene in Burma," Suu Kyi said, referring to Myanmar by its older name. "You have to remember that the democratization process is not irreversible."
Repeating one of her frequent themes, Suu Kyi ...